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Lice found, but not on head

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Sarahnursey specializes in School Nursing.

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What do you guys do if the teacher reportedly sees a louse, or the student brings one in taped to their pass, but after doing a head check, you don't see any live lice or nits?

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GdBSN has 6 years experience as a RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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Suspicious! 🤔

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k1p1ssk has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics.

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I would need more info from the teacher... 

As Judge Judy always says... "If it doesn't make sense, it probably isn't true." 

 

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jorilo specializes in School Nursing.

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None of my teachers would touch one with a ten foot pole, so I have never had this happen. I have taped them on a post it note for a parent, however. I pulled one out of an eyebrow already this year.

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Nurse Jen is a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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20 minutes ago, jorilo said:

None of my teachers would touch one with a ten foot pole, so I have never had this happen. I have taped them on a post it note for a parent, however. I pulled one out of an eyebrow already this year.

Ewwwww

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Sarahnursey specializes in School Nursing.

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Thanks, this is a kid that already stretches her medical problems to get extra attention as it is, so it comes off kind of suspicious to me, glad to know I'm not the only one! 

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tining has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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CDC says lice is ok to stay at school, so back to class little one!

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5 hours ago, k1p1ssk said:

I would need more info from the teacher... 

As Judge Judy always says... "If it doesn't make sense, it probably isn't true." 

 

Judge Judy's new hairdo looks good but she needs to retire.  She is so mean and impatient.  She thinks like a wealthy person and seems to have little empathy with commoners.

That said, I would need to ask about itching, think about scabies, sensitivity to things that can cause contact dermatitis, sexual ativity.  And I'd settle for one nit or louse.

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nursekoll has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Interesting. I'd ask more questions such as where did they find it? I have been checking the affected elementary grades this week due to several cases and was surprised to find 2 students (siblings) with a few nits that were likely empty due to being grown out more than 1/2 inch from the scalp. I found no live lice or any nits closer to the scalp. I asked them both and the parent separately if that had already treated at home in the last month or so, they all denied it. (Parents are encouraged to notify the school if they find lice/ treat at home so we can be aware and check classmates.) Hmm, okay. Back to class it is! Seemed strange though.

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kidzcare has 5 years experience.

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Now I'm itchy

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MrNurse(x2) has 28 years experience as a ADN and specializes in IMC, school nursing.

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14 minutes ago, kidzcare said:

Now I'm itchy

Really Kidz? I think the true hallmark of school nurse is no itch when discussing lice.

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